Oddar Meanchey police walk through a street market during Khmer New Year festivities in Samraong city in a photo posted to Facebook on April 15, 2022. (Oddar Meanchey Provincial Police)

Three Youths Arrested for New Year Rape and Murder

Anger erupted in an Oddar Meanchey village as three youths aged 15 to 18 were arrested for allegedly raping and murdering a 17-year-old girl during the night after a New Year village dance party, police said.

Sre Ken village in Kampong Speu in January 2022. (Andrew Haffner/VOD)

Malady and Magic: The Murders of Cambodia’s ‘Black Magic’ Practitioners

In Kampong Speu’s Sre Ken village, an 18-year-old’s alleged murder of his stepfather was met with sympathy. “Nobody disliked him,” a resident said of the 18-year-old. “But mostly we wished [the stepfather] would die.” The older man had been suspected of using black magic.

Lay Vannak in a photo posted to the Takeo provincial administration website on December 3, 2017

Takeo Governor Murder Case, Journalist Incitement Verdicts Upheld

A former provincial governor and his ex-provincial police deputy brother have had their 13- and 10-year prison sentences for the murder of a mistress upheld by the Supreme Court, which also upheld an incitement conviction against journalist Ros Sokhet.